In-house quota for FYJC reduced to 10 per cent from 20 per cent

Amidst the reservation for the Maratha Community, the cut-offs of FYJC may hike and therefore, Education Minister Vinod Tawde held a meeting for the same.

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Quota seats in junior colleges attached to schools would add up to 103 per cent after reservation for Marathas and those in the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) category, therefore, the state government decided to slash the in-house quota seats to 10 per cent from 20 per cent. There are 1,887 colleges of various streams in Mumbai, of which 333 junior colleges are attached to schools.

School Education Minister Vinod Tawde held a meeting with these institutions on Thursday and after the meeting, they decided to reduce the in-house quota to 10 per cent, which clears the way for 7 per cent open category seats. Tawde said that still, with 93 per cent quota seats, cut-offs may head high in these colleges. The move to reduce the in-house quotas will be implemented after the Maratha and EWS quotas are implemented at the time of admissions in the coming academic year.

The state government has also issued a Government Resolution (GR) in this regard in order to reassure students and their parents. While the Maratha reservation matter is pending in court, the school education department wants to keep the seat matrix ready to avoid delays during admissions.

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Tawde appealed to parents and students not to panic as far as FYJC admissions are concerned. He further added by saying that students need not worry about the new 16 per cent reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) (the category created for the Maratha quota) and the 10 per cent quota for Economically Weaker Sections. During FYJC admissions last year, 16,799 of the total 40,156 in-house students in such junior colleges actually used the quota, leaving many seats vacant.

An official said some of these institutions, in any case, return the seats to the government when they do not get students. However, parents and students are worried about the high cut-offs in the coming admission season in non-minority colleges, whether the two new quotas have come in addition to the existing 52 per cent caste quotas and 5 per cent management quotas.

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